The Risk of Automation in Argentina

Authors
Gasparini, Leonardo; Brambilla, Irene; César, Andrés Manuel; Falcone, Guillermo; Lombardo, Carlo
Publication Year
2020
Language
English
Format
working paper
Status
Versión enviada para evaluación y publicación
Description
In this paper we characterize workers’ vulnerability to automation in the near future in Argentina as a function of the exposure to routinization of the tasks that they perform and the potential automation of their occupation. In order to do that we combine (i) indicators of potential automatability by occupation and (ii) worker’s information on occupation and other labor variables. We find that the ongoing process of automation is likely to significantly affect the structure of employment. In particular, unskilled and semi-skilled workers are likely to bear a disproportionate share of the adjustment costs. Automation will probably be a more dangerous threat for equality than for overall employment.
Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales
Subject
Ciencias Económicas
Access level
Open access
Condiciones de uso
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Repository
SEDICI (UNLP)
Institution
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
OAI Identifier
oai:sedici.unlp.edu.ar:10915/92882